sand garden . . .
a chatter of leaves
come to rest


 

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star gazing . . .
my eyes piece together
shards of darkness


 

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drought relief . . .
a fair weather friend
takes a dump


 

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a bull whip
snaps about darting fish —
night without end


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emptiness
is a mirror turned
to my face


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broken bowl —
gone too the emptiness
it once held


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mountain wind . . .
what hunger is this
howling for bread?


 

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mountain dawn . . .
the ineffable burns
in a hebe


 

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mountain cloud
yielding space to dance
between dreams


 

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windswept sea —
failing light submerges
beyond all this


 

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dawn chorus . . .
footprints wander in
from a dream


 

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shallow stream . . .
sunlight trickles over
a white stone


 

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ah, into one shade
many-hued chrysanthemums
fade, wither, and die


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summer wind . . .
cloud shadows dappling
parched fields


 

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dead sea scrolls . . .
the repetition of words
going nowhere


 

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urban blooms . . .
a rapper chews his words
al dente


 

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shaky start!
the chicken and egg
leapfrogging


 

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navel gazing . . .
the Neon Buddha cracks
a cheesy grin


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hokkus pokkus . . .
all credibility
disappears


 

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under milkweed
a butterfly begins
at the beginning


 

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bridge of stars . . .
a handmaid nurses
the divine


 

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forbidden path . . .
hiking up the stairway
to heaven


 

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mountain chill —
flowing tears slow
to a crawl


 

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garden shrine —
a snail retracts
its stalks


 

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completing now
what begins in mystery . . .
garden shrine


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a river's sound
invites me to stare
into shadows


 

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shady tree —
a cicada cools down
its ardour


 

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Taranaki rain . . .
an image of Fujisan
breaks through


 

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